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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-07-15, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Pianiste
Thank you for help.

Thank you for help.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-07-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pianiste
To answer Frank, only know Octave BERNAULT...

To answer Frank, only know Octave BERNAULT ("Tatave" who has painted the cross of Lorraine on his Denison Smock) who is still alive and in a quite good health. His two friends have also survived the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pianiste
More photos showing British Paratrooper Wings...

More photos showing British Paratrooper Wings worn by French SAS.

Men from 3rd Coy 3rd SAS (Dickens and Samson operations):

http://i62.tinypic.com/59wvtt.jpg

Look at the Free French /...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Pianiste
Hello DJT, As for me, the Belgians were the...

Hello DJT,

As for me, the Belgians were the only one to wear such titles without any number.
But, what suprise me is that this kind of title doesn't seem so rare but the Belgian SAS were just a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-06-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pianiste
Thank you for all your messages. Mike,...

Thank you for all your messages.
Mike, concerning the little wings worn by H.Lagarde, indeed they are the "G.Q" ones.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By Pianiste
Hi Mike, All the insignias worn on the...

Hi Mike,

All the insignias worn on the Battle Dress can have been worn on the Denison Smock: the british para wing can be worn on right or left sleeve, the Free French para wing usually worn over...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Pianiste
Two other embroided pairs, never worn: ...

Two other embroided pairs, never worn:

http://i62.tinypic.com/2u58dty.jpg http://i62.tinypic.com/fz7rpx.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/351wqi8.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/zk1jeo.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pianiste
if you are not fed up with me, more parachute...

if you are not fed up with me, more parachute wings (I have no other one in my collection after those):

I have very recently purchased the kaki model. Compare it to the upper one which is from...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By Pianiste
A well known and wonderfull portrait of DAZERMONT...

A well known and wonderfull portrait of DAZERMONT (taken after 1944 summer operations), wireless transmitter section leader of 3rd Coy 3rd SAS Regiment:

http://i62.tinypic.com/2eozbjc.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pianiste
More WWII British parachute wings

I hope you don't grow tired of all my posts, but I enjoy to exchange about this theme and I have time to do it this week. I am sure it will give ideas to other people from the forum to publish photos...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pianiste
More WWII SAS wings

Here are my SAS wings:

This one, a rare version with bullion, is from Pierre ROUX (3rd Coy 3rd SAS):

http://i57.tinypic.com/2nl6348.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/mv6xcl.jpg


Two other ones,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Pianiste
WWII SAS Belgian title

I purchased this title many years ago. As for me, it is genuine.
What do you think?

http://i61.tinypic.com/2vnguwp.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/dlnxxg.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
Merci Thomas for the website adress from author...

Merci Thomas for the website adress from author and historian David Portier.

I post a nice portrait of Pierre ROUX (stick leader of 3rd Coy 3rd SAS, Dickens and Amherst operations)) who was a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By Pianiste
French SAS cap badges

As I probably made a mistake by posting these following photos in the post concerning the SOE/FANY parachute wings, I permit me to do a new post. I also try to present you better photos.

My own...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
Concerning the printerd France Title, it can have...

Concerning the printerd France Title, it can have been worn by any Free French Soldiers in kaki uniform, probably from the beginning of 1944: SAS, Jedburgh, Army (2nd Armoured Division....)...
I am...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
Try again... ...

Try again...

http://i60.tinypic.com/4s1k53.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
Sorry, I don't understand for the photo because...

Sorry, I don't understand for the photo because the insignia appeared on my computer... I event don't who is this guy!!!
I use tynipic and it doesn't seem to work very well.
I wanted to put...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,189
Posted By Pianiste
Thank you very much for your help.

Thank you very much for your help.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pianiste
Wonderful! Thank you very much.

Wonderful! Thank you very much.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
Hi Mike, Concerning the metal Free French...

Hi Mike,

Concerning the metal Free French Air Force insignia, here are four models:

The "stamped" one (top left) is from North Africa, the three others are british made:
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
A british made French Air Infantry insignia, only...

A british made French Air Infantry insignia, only worn by the SAS (exist also on kaki):

http://i59.tinypic.com/taj0n7.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/e5fayp.jpg


Free French titles:

Top one:...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
Other Free French SAS wings: From aspirant...

Other Free French SAS wings:

From aspirant Pierre ROUX (3rd Coy 3rd SAS):

http://i58.tinypic.com/14twjfl.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/28884rc.jpg


From Raoul LOICHOT (3rd Coy 3rd SAS):
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pianiste
French SAS uniform

I just have found a few posts on the forum concerning Free French / French SAS.
So, I will present you a few insignias worn by them. I do not need to say that even in France, it is very difficult to...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Pianiste
More WWII Pegasus badges

Here is a part of my collection.

Only this one has been given to me by aspirant Pierre ROUX, a French SAS officer (3rd Coy 3rd SAS Regiment) (his family kept the tween):
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,189
Posted By Pianiste
More photos concerning these cap badges: ...

More photos concerning these cap badges:

http://i62.tinypic.com/244d5dj.jpg

Pierre DEVANNES (metal cap badge N°1):

http://i60.tinypic.com/64nktc.jpg

Norbert POLLET (metal cap badge N°2):
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